ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress 2018: Abstracts

Abstract submission for the ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress 2018 is closed.

Abstract submission deadline

Deadline Date and time
Regular abstract submission deadline 26 September 2018, 21:00 hrs CEST 
(CEST = Central European Summer Time / Local Swiss time)
Late-breaking abstract 6 November 2018, 21:00 hrs CET*
(CET = Central European Time / Local Swiss time)

*A skeleton indicating the type of data that will be available by the late-breaking abstract deadline must be submitted online by the regular abstract deadline 

Submission categories

  • Biomarker development
  • Cell therapy
  • Clinical practice (including toxicities)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Therapeutic development

Presentation options for accepted abstracts

The ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress 2018 Scientific Committee will select abstracts for presentation during the Congress and determine the format of the presentations from the following possibilities:

  • Proffered paper – Oral presentations by authors presenting original data of superior quality, followed by expert discussion and perspectives.
  • Mini Oral – Short presentations by authors with comment and interactive audience discussion led by an invited expert.
  • Poster – Display sessions for review, discussion and questions. Presenting authors must be available for Q&A for one hour to represent their work.

Publication of accepted abstracts

All accepted abstracts will be published in the ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress 2018 Abstract Book, a supplement to the official ESMO journal Annals of Oncology.

Publication schedule for accepted abstracts

  1. Abstracts accepted for presentation at ESMO I-O 2018 as Proffered Paper (oral presentation), Mini Oral and Poster will be published online on the ESMO website at 12:00 Central European Time (CET) on Monday, 10 December 2018.
  2. Late-breaking abstracts will be made public at the start of the official Congress session during which they are presented.
  3. The Publication schedule of abstracts and Late-breaking abstracts selected for inclusion in the ESMO Press programme will be available 10 days before the Congress.
Publication schedule for accepted abstracts

Abstracts accepted as:

  • Proffered Paper or Mini Oral (suffix 'O')
  • Poster (suffix 'P')
Monday, 10 December 2018
12:00 CET (local Swiss time)
  • Late-breaking abstracts (prefix 'LBA')
At the start of the official Congress session during which they are presented
  • Abstracts selected for official ESMO Press programme (additional suffix '_PR')
ESMO Press programme publications schedule will be available 10 days before the Congress

Merit Awards

A restricted number of Merit Awards are reserved for candidates under 40 years of age. Selection of Merit Award recipients is based on the quality of accepted abstracts as reviewed by the Congress Scientific Committee. In addition to travel and accommodation subsidies, Merit Award recipients will receive free registration to the Congress. 

More information can be found in the below Abstract regulations